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, not from the big cities. will they be there? will politicians who fear the gun lobby bear up under the strain of attack against any measure, no matter how small, to curb the power of the gun owners? the question tonight, what should and, most importantly, can be done to stop this kind of gun violence? and if nothing will work, say it. go ahead, say nothing can be done. i want to hear an american elected official tonight or any night say what happened on friday in newtown, connecticut, is just part of living in the free society of america. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director, and chris cillizza is managing editor of gentlemen, i know we all saw this. this is what we used to call the topic sentence. i think this was the most telling, action-oriented piece of what the president said last night up in connecticut. let's listen to it now. >> in the coming weeks, i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at
gun. let's be honest, they are there, they live in big cities, in apartments, they think the police will be there to protect them. then you live out in kansas, out someplace out in the country, and you know the police won't be there for a half hour no matter how hard you yell, how many 911s you call. you do have to defend yourself, right? >> absolutely. >> they have attitudes. it is country mouse versus city mouse. bloomberg, who i really respect, the mayor of new york, says something, i'm sure the guy in reading, pennsylvania, says okay, big east coaster, tell me how to live. >> he is the wrong person, the absolutely wrong person to be the face of the gun control movement. it really is because of just what you're pointing out. what does that guy in new york city -- and this is where if you have this conversation -- if you lived in new york city, you understand his mindset of not wanting 9 million people armed. >> yeah. >> on new york city. but if what you just pointed out about living in rural america, whether it's kansas, arkansas, you name it, it's different. you're right. you kn
the recognized marriage in california but not in utah, but in utah living in salt lake city you'd be able to get social security benefits and all the federal stuff. >> you would -- it's not clear. >> it would depend how the court rules in that case. >> if the court reaches the question of full faith and credit, what that is, utah must recognize the marriage laws of california, then, yes -- >> but you'd still be getting your social security checks, wouldn't you? >> it's not clear -- >> let's go back to a clear case. if prop 8 -- if the decision by the 9th, if the decision to strike that down, if that is upheld, where do we stand? what does that do? is equality then the law of the land? is marriage equality the law of land? >> it would depend on how the supreme court rules. if it up holds the ruling as it currently is, it would immediately affect california and marriages would begin again here in this state. and it would prevent any other state from granting a right and then revoking that right as california did. but, look, this court can also go back to judge von walker's ruling which was a 3wr0d
, charlie crist. gov new york city i will always call you governor. it may be more appropriate some day, but it's an honor to have you on this show. i just happened to hilt you up with a hardball question. peter freeman said you sat at his table, not too long ago, his breakfast table. and you said i am a ronald reagan republican. were you then -- are you now so changed that that's not true? >> i think the party has changed is what's really happened. i think regan is a great kparm. my friend, jeb bush, said not long ago, that ronald reagan would probably not be successful in today's republican party. that tells you everything you need to know. and i think it's the leadership of the party more than the membership. what's happened on issue after issue, and you know this better than i do. whether it's immigration, education, voter suppression, what the leadership has done is, say on immigration, we want deportation. when it talks about education, it's talking about not funding it anymore. when they talk about voter suppression, they deny people the right to vote -- >> but you grew up in thi
on the battlefield of war and not on the streets of our cities. i believe the majority of gun owners would agree that we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons, that we should check someone's criminal record before they can check out a gun seller, that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily." so those are some of the policy issues, i think, that are behind those words that he made today. and, again, we expect those words to be fleshed out in the coming days and weeks. i can tell you that this debate has already begun here at the white house. people going online expressing their frustration, their sadness, their grief today on the white house web site but also calling for stiffer gun legislation. so the debate about that has already begun. but president obama was notified about this tragedy, chris, at about 10:30 this morning by his national security adviser, john brennan. he has been receiving updates throughout the day. he reached out to the director of the fbi as well as to the governor of connec
tonight's last wore. his new movie "any day" comes out this friday night in select cities. >> severely conservative. let's play "hardball." >> good evening, i'm chris matthews down in washington. did you get the impression during the presidential campaign that the press was trying too hard to be even handed? did you think the people delivering the news were pushing what we call balance at the expense of the obvious facts? the democrats in this election were like democrats going back to jack kennedy. but the republicans were far to the right as anything we've ever seen from that party, ever. self deportation, treat women like they belong in binders, ignore the rights of gay people, crack down on abortion rights, even in cases of rape. all the lingo in the gop platform approved in tampa, and not a ward. one of the country's two major parties. certainly not by his own admission, jeb bush. so, tonight, we're going to nail it. we go to the truth. and why it was the truth that dare fot be reported in the mainstream media. joining me now is joan walsh. what's wrong with the right? thank you b
out in reading, they live right in the city. they think about the second amendment all of the time. >> i think there are many responsible gun owners, again, who are hunters, who know about gun safety and training, they put locks on their guns, they put them in a locker so that they're not accessible to children or others who should not have them or don't know how to use them. the work that the mayor bloomberg is doing and mayor menino, mayors against illegal guns, that demand a plan activity and web site, people should check that out. they should get engaged and involved. i saw an ad in one of the new york papers asking people to sign up. this issue is not going away. we, as a country, damn well better figure out how to do more than one thing at a time. fiscal cliff? very important. public safety and gun violence? very important. getting people back to work in america? very important. we can actually do more than one thing at a time. mayors across the country do that every day. >> well said. thank you very much, mayor michael nutter. happy new year to you, sir. up next, the best po
that would have cut meals on wheels, that would have cut lunches for kids. all of the keynesian fans cities of right where people like paul ryan are yeah, we'll go along with that while raising spending on defense. so john boehner put the entire ideological kit bag of the republican party on display, and they couldn't even vote for that. at the end of the day, at the end of the day, now they're going to get nothing. because all the taxes will go up after the fiscal cliff. >> but hold on, because i think you're being too triumphant about this. the truth is you're right. democrats right now are probably winning the fight on taxes. >> definitely. >> but you know what? but the truth is the republicans are winning the fight on spending. because you know what is going to happen on january 1st? we're going to get that sequester. and i guarantee you, liberals are going to scream bloody murder about the cuts. the cuts are very significant. >> how harmless in the sequester are all of the entitlement programs. defense is going to get a $500 billion cut. >> that's true. i hate to see it. >> you know wh
any. >>> new york city police are questioning a suspect with a pushing incident. a man was killed by a train after being shoved on the tracks. >>> prince william visited his pregnant wife kate at the london hospital where she's being treated for acute morning sickness. back to "hardball." >>> remember the twilight zone on television with rod serling? according to the public policy poll out today, 25% of republicans, that's a quarter of all republicans you know, say they would support their state seceding from the union because of president obama's re-election. another 19% said they weren't sure whether their state should secede or not. that means leave america, become something else. it isn't just people tell anonymous pollsters. in many states people were signing in open public marketplaces, out in the street, petitions to leave the country. in seven states the petitions have received enough support to force the white house to respond actually. take a look at this map and where the petitions have received -- well, that's a big shock. tennessee, north carolina, i love north caroli
and divide it by 12 months. >> if you're paying new york state taxes, city tax in a big city -- >> that may be true, but, again, rich is a relative term and i think that's going to be part -- >> here is the thing though. fewer than 6% of americans make that kind of money. you know what i mean? $250,000 if you live in new york or d.c. you may not think that sounds like a lot of money where you grew up in colorado, arkansas, north dakota, believe me very few people you know are making that kind of money. >> in pennsylvania very few counties have people that even know people like that. thank you, michael steele and joy reid. up next, from etch-a-sketch to legitimate rape. remember those great phrase s. to 47%. yale university has the list of the most notable screw up quotes of the year. they're almost all terrible. which quote tops your list? we'll be right back. this is "hardball," the place for politics. they're almost all terrible. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) sh
on a snowy evening here in new york city. chris matthews picks things up right now. >>> heading over niagra falls in a barrel. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let's start with this. president obama and his republican opponents are about to go over niagra falls in a barrel, but nobody knows for shush how bad it's going to be. will the economy smash on the rocks below? will the stock market plunge a thousand points and keep on dropping? will the world money watchers see the u.s. drowning in its own dysfunction? or will obama and the dead-end opposition it faces be saved by the public's horribly low expectations of what they can do? what will prove stronger for obama and boehner? the barrels they're riding in or the power of niagra falls itself? joining me now is politico's jonathan ryan. how about an answer on that one? what's going to protect these guys more? the low expectations people have about them getting anything done or failing to do what they set out to do. they all set the deadline. they have the -- what do you call it. the stakes are c
that just in six cities in one week, gun violence cost over $38 million. and we know that background checks work. the brady law, indisputable background work on this brady law stopped nearly two million prohibited purchasers from federally licensed dealers. but we need to stop the 40%. and for gunowners, even if you lawfully possess these guns, lock the guns up. keep them away interest the hands of people who are not suited to possess weapons. that's the big lesson i think we all should take at this point in time. >> clint van zandt, what do you think is the appropriate national debate right now on gun safety, gun control? >> thing are a number of issues going on here. i agree with the chief. there needs to be background investigations done. we need to find people with mental health conditions that should preclude them from owning weapons. but, again, we may well find out today, chris, that we know the two weapons, the two handguns used were actually owned by the shooter's mother. we know that earlier this week the shooter at the mall stole the weapon from a friend of his, that ar-15 that h
't have an exact count. but there is probably -- there is county, multiple cities, state, federal law enforcement. so dozens and dozens and dozens of officers at the scene. >> can you confirm what the shooter was wearing? we heard he had on a mask. >> i have no details to release about the shooter at this time. >> are we talking about more than one person dead? >> we believe there is at least one deceased and maybe more. >> any idea how many shots were fired? >> no. >> people have not heard from their family members may be worried that they could be here or they could be hurt. what do you want them to know? what is your advice? >> be patient. the event is calmed down at this point there are people that you won't be able to reach until we get them out of the mall and get them to a phone there will be people that are giving interviews and talking to the police that you won't be able to reach. be patient with us. we're trying to get everyone in contact with their loved ones. if they have concern, come to the clackamas county sheriff's office and we'll answer the questions as soon as we c
on the boston city council. that it was that direct and they wanted to replicate that a thousand times over. >> there are committee men and women that don't have that much contact on the streets like they did. >> obama had more people in florida than romney in nationally on a paid basis. so it gives a sense -- >> this is great reporting. i'll tell you. isn't this something everybody's going to take away? how do you run for any office from now on without paying attention to this playbook of obama's, it seems to me. your thoughts. >> it is absolutely true. this is how you win elections. each presidential election we learn something new and try to build on it. just like the obama campaign in michael's article say they built on the article in 2004 when they increased his turnout. and we never saw it coming. this is what you build on. and in their software program in 2008 which was terrible. then they build on that and build this software that worked this time around. >> even mike huckabee couldn't have beaten this guy, huh? >> you tried to get me on this before. i think huckabee would have been
that thinks of the big cities, the east and west coasts, capable of working across the country with the democrats and reasonable in its politics and principles. eisenhower republicans they were called in the 1950s, moderate on
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. the high end whole foods tends to locate stores in more affluent neighborhoods and cities and suburbs, right where the democrats tend to live. how did the president do in more rural cracker barrel country? not as well. only 29% went for the president. we'll be right back. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? president obama won 77% of not as well. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. president obama won 77% of not as well. r ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in c
tends to locate stores in more affluent neighborhoods and cities and suburbs, right where the democrats tend to live. how did the president do in more rural cracker barrel counties? not as well. only 29% of cracker barrel counties went for the president. we'll be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "hardball." i've had a lot of thought of doing this for a while. barney frank has been a great congressman for years, representing massachusetts ever since he was elect the back in the early '80s. i want to talk to congressman frank tonight. thank you for joining us, barney frank. >> thank you, chris. >> i think you've been thinking big about what you've been doing these incredible number of years, since the '80s, since the reagan era. can you feel in you or do you sense progress in this country or, perhaps, decline from the reagan era to the obama era
's presidential palace. and a suspect is under arrest in connection with the death of a new york city subway rider killed by a train after being pushed on to the tracks. let's get you back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." it was an iconic sight yesterdaç in the capitol when former senator bob dole was wheeled on the senate floor to rally support for the u.n. convention for rights of persons with disabilities. more than 125 countries have ratified this treaty already. here at home it was supported by a bipartisan group, including john kerry and john mccain. but the vote fell short of the 66 required votes, two-thirds required. an issue is belief by some republicans, many of them, that by signing the treaty the united states would somehow surrender some sovereignty to united nations. with me now are two advocates of this treaty, senator john kerry of massachusetts, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and ted kennedy jr., a long-time champion of disability rights and president of the mal marwood group. it's hard for me to understand the ideological. of notion of somethin
ceiling thing out there might be popular among some republican office holders in the city. i don't think it's really popular beyond that. what he said is a complete misrepresentation because after all raising the debt ceiling is to pay for what congress has already authorized. pay the bills that congress has already incurred. i don't think this is a fight you really want to have with president obama. he -- as a point of principle, he really does believe -- >> bring on a second recession. screw up the economy so bad that obama's record in history doesn't make sense. he is a real bad guy lately. i think mcconnell has stopped being a real conservative and is being a guy that wants to bring down obama. anyway, the new nbc poll shows democratic party approval higher than republican. approval of the democrats 44%. of republicans 30%. it shows that 59% that president obama has a mandate to eliminate tax cuts for the rich. how do you look at that, chip? that's solid that 59%. how can the republicans on the hill deny it? >> well, we lost a major -- we lost a national election, obviously. we didn'
's a commuter city. all of a sudden it's in the foreground and sandy is the biggest tragedy in the kurnt for a lot of people and who is leading it this big guy with a real jersey attitude. every time we talk to him now we're talking president. >> there's a reason all those wall street financers were begging chris christie to run last time, because they thought he could win and i think if he had run this time, he had -- he could have got all those blue collar guys in michigan, all the blue collar guys in ohio, all the blue collar guys in wisconsin. he's a blue collar guy and he would have won the south anyway. he would have been a great candidate. the question is is -- >> when did you start saying this? >> i said it on your show. the question is in four years can he maintain that. >> let's not talk about four years. let's talk about right now. don't do that. don't do what you just said. this is what it looks like right now. >> right now he would be a great candidate. >> shrummy, let's talk about culture. you're a student of popular culture. something says to me it's jersey's turn. it just
that is not an ordinary thing you deal with like big cities. >> the lieutenant can certainly tell you. he's a newtown officer. >> -- to see this tragedy. gibe how it has impacted you personally, not only as a law enforcement officer, as a person. >> as a person the first thing i thought about was my own children. >> talk right in here. >> could you say your name please. >> lieutenant george sinko. >> tell you tell us -- [ inaudible ]. is this the worst that you have seen? >> this is most definitely the worst thing we have had to experience here in town, tragic. but right now we're concerned about the families of the victims. our officers are professional and we will deal with this as well. >> can you describe the scene with the patients. is there a place where people are getting together and are there counselors with them? >> the local hospital has offered their crisis intervention counselors. they will be available at reed intermediate school and they're available right now if need be and they will be there all weekend. >> is there a place where parents are gathering? and what's that -- can you desc
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, here in new york city, i saw the movie k"zero dak 30." i thought it lived up to the hype. it was spell binding, especially at the conclusion even though you know how it ends. much of the advance attention has been focused on how the movie begins, with the graphic depiction of an al-qaida prisoner being harshly interrogated. they feared that american movie goers will get a distorted impression of the role of torture in our getting bin laden. the first half hour depicts the interrogation of a detainee. although film makers say he's a composite figure, he's based on someone who was harshly interrogated although not water boarded. a key break in the hunt for bin laden. when we eventually learned the courier's real name and found him, we found bin laden. in real life, one month before september 11, katani was denied admission to the united states when an astute ins agent wouldn't allow him to enter the orlando airport. katani returned to the middle east and he was later apprehended fighting with bin laden. he was to have been the 20th hijacker. part of the evidence, 9/11 ring leader awaited
destruction that are shooting down innocent children and other adults in cities all across the united states of america, and some reasonable regulations and some reasonable gun safety training and trigger locks and lockers and providing programs for those who may have some mental health challenges, but there is no reason for a civilian to have an automatic weapon. >> here is another point of view. you talked about people having a right to their own. >>>s. take a look at what u.s. congressman louie gohmert said about what would have prevented those deaths in newtown, connecticut. let's watch louie gohmert in action here. >> i wish to god she had had an m-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >> mark, and then mayor nutter, the argument from the nra side, not yet official but from that point of view on the gun owner's side is if we only had more people with guns, including teachers and school officials packing heat d
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